This is fucking heart-breaking, man. All Linda Horan, a terminal cancer patient living in Alstead who has only months to live, wants is a New Hampshire medical marijuana ID card. That’ll allow her access to medical marijuana legally in Maine and also protect her from arrest and prosecution in New Hampshire. Alstead, who is suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer, filed a pre-registration application to participate in New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program after receiving approval from all five of her physicians. But it still hasn’t happened. Watch the video below of her impassioned plea.
Gov. Maggie Hassan signed New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program into law on July 23, 2013, however patients like Horan and others are still at risk of arrest and prosecution because program ID cards have not been issued. Horan pled her case directly to Gov. Hassan on September 7 after receiving a lifetime achievement award during the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast. Her attorneys field a lawsuit against New Hampshire Commissioner of Health and Human Services Nicholas Toumpas asking that she be granted an ID card and have access to pot was filed on November 5.
The hearing for an “expedited temporary order” will take place on Thursday at noon at the Merrimack County Courthouse.
When: Thursday, November 12, 10 a.m. ET
Where: Merrimack County Courthouse, 163 N. Main St., Concord
Who: Linda Horan, Alstead woman with Stage 4 lung cancer and Paul Twomey, Ms. Horan’s attorney
Lend some support if you can. The more people that can show up for these sorts of things the better, man. You or someone in your family could wind up in a similar situation so please do what you can, dude.
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